Jacques Villeneuve got to grips with his new BMW V8 engine on Saturday as he set the clear pace on the fourth day of testing at Jerez in southern Spain. The Canadian's best lap of 1m18.782 was enough to keep him comfortably ahead of McLaren's Pedro de la Rosa (with a limited V10 engine) and the two 2006 Toyotas of Ricardo Zonta and Jarno Trulli.
This is great news..... That tells me that BMW is improving the set up, and Jacques can actually do it. After a rather embarassing time in 2005 with Sauber, I am predicting that with BMW power, some motivation, and the right set up, Jacques might actually be competitive in 2006
Way to go Jacques.